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Grandpa:
Heya folks!!  In being a grandpa, I have lived to see many great events transpire on this earth. I'd like to share them with you here in this thread every Wednesday. Without any further adieu, It is my pleasure to welcome you to...

This Wednesday In History My Dudeswith Oldgrandpa
Seeing this is the first post in this series, I thought it would be best to kick it off with something fun and lighthearted!
On this Wednesday in history (2002) , an EAS Airline plane crashes into the town of Kano, Nigeria, killing 148 people. The Nigerian BAC 1-11-500 aircraft exploded in a densely populated section of the northern Nigerian city.

The Executive Airline Services twin-engine plane took off from Kano at about 1:30 p.m. with 76 people on board headed for Lagos. Witnesses on the ground saw that the plane immediately showed signs of distress before plunging toward the ground. It then ripped through a working-class neighborhood, shearing off the roofs of dozens of homes and a couple of mosques. About three full blocks of structures were destroyed.

Many of the victims on the ground were burned to death in the fiery explosion. Two passengers on the plane did manage to survive. One, Najib Ibrahim, said, I thought I had no chance. I was surrounded by fire. I was lucky because I was sitting near the exit door. Some of the passengers who died were government officials who had been attending a book party for Nigeria’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Maitama Sule.

                       
source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1968300.stm
Happy Wednesday my dudes!

Snt:
You are trying much too hard to get attention.

Grandpa:
Heya folks, it's Wednesday again!
On this Wednesday in history (1947), the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire, a technological innovation that would make automobiles safer and more efficient.

Pneumatic tires–or tires filled with pressurized air–were used on motor vehicles beginning in the late 1800s, when the French rubber manufacturer Michelin & Cie became the first company to develop them. For the first 60 years of their use, pneumatic tires generally relied on an inner tube containing the compressed air and an outer casing that protected the tube and provided traction. The disadvantage of this design was that if the inner tube failed–which was always a risk due to excess heat generated by friction between the tube and the tire wall–the tire would blow out immediately, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.


The culmination of more than three years of engineering, Goodrich’s tubeless tire effectively eliminated the inner tube, trapping the pressurized air within the tire walls themselves. By reinforcing those walls, the company claimed, they were able to combine the puncture-sealing features of inner tubes with an improved ease of riding, high resistance to bruising and superior retention of air pressure.


source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/b-f-goodrich-co-announces-development-of-tubeless-tire
See you next Wednesday my dudes!

Snt:
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